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Collective knowledge to build occupational standards in logistics

 

Participants and experts at the graduation ceremony
Participants and experts at the graduation ceremony

With the participation of lecturers, managers at vocational training institutions, the training course: “Professional Development Program in Industry-led VET Model” has just organized its graduation ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City.

This training course is part of the “Industry-led Vocational Education and Training in Logistics Sector” professional development program, being jointly implemented by Aus4Skills and the Australian Industry Standards.

“My personal delight in today is that half of participants are women, so this investment is also about gender equality which is being addressed through Aus4Skills," - said Ms. Julianne Cowley, Australia’s Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City

Ms. Julianne Cowley Australias Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City speaks at the ceremony
Ms. Julianne Cowley, Australia’s Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City, speaks at the ceremony

“Logistics sector is very important for Vietnam. There is expected skills shortage of more than 200,000 people working in this sector. Today, Australia is bringing our professional development and education to Vietnam to work in partnership with industry, with voced, with the government and private sector, and it brings in the best of all relevant sectors together to invest in the people who have been through this training course.” –said Ms. Julianne Cowley.

Australia’s Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City expects all participants fully understand the Industry –led VET Model, recommendations to Vietnamese VET system, as well as how to apply the Australian model to Vietnam.

Joys of receiving the Certificate of Participation
Joys of receiving the Certificate of Participation

This training course comprises of several modules and receives support from VCCI and Logistics Industry Reference Council (LIRC)

Experts from the Australian Industry Standards provided participants with basic steps in market information collection process, and instructed how to collect professional information, as well as basis for collecting these information, etc.

Participants of the training course Professional Development Program in Industry led VET Model
Participants of the training course - Professional Development Program in Industry-led VET Model

Participants have learnt consultation and observation methods to develop occupation standards precisely, to draft occupational standards and occupational skill standards for specific positions as required by the LIRC.

At the end of the course, their collective knowledge has developed a number of occupational standards and occupational skill standards in logistics.

Participants Mr. Darren Leitch the course instructor and Ms. Julianne Cowley Australias Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City
Participants, Mr. Darren Leitch – the course instructor, and Ms. Julianne Cowley, Australia’s Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City

Australian experts, participants, and organizer hope that these achievements will by proposed by LIRC to higher management agency for recognition as learning standards. On that basis, VET schools will develop their training curricula in close relation with the companies’ requirements.

Source: Translation of an article on Education and Times Newspaper